“You could take the five worst presidents in American history, and put them together, and they would not have done the damage Joe Biden has done to our Nation in just a few short years. Not even close,” laughably mused Trump yesterday as he polished his possibly rusting absurdity skills.
In his dreary statement on the successful incumbent’s reelection announcement, Trump treated us to “Joe Biden’s socialist spending calamity” … American families “being decimated” by (5%) inflation … “Banks are failing” … “Our currency is crashing” … “Real wages” are falling … we’ve “surrendered our energy independence” … “the price of gasoline just hit a 5-month high” … “the Southern Border has been abolished” … “millions of illegal aliens have been released into our communities” … “They’re coming in from mental institutions and prisons” … “Our cities have been overrun with homelessness, drug addicts, and violent criminals” … “law enforcement is weaponized against law-abiding conservatives” … “Our children are being indoctrinated and mutilated by left-wing freaks and zealots” … and “the senior ranks of our military have gone completely woke.”
Yes, dear electorate and gentle reader, it’s another uplifting presidential campaign from Donald J. Trump — the master of cheer.
None of his wholly debunkable garbage, however, could even hope to compete with his stunning duplicity about “Biden [having] totally humiliated our Nation on the world stage—starting with the Afghanistan disaster, perhaps the most embarrassing event in the history of our country.”
It was of course Trump who caused Afghanistan’s implosion well before Biden again stepped into the White House. His administration had cut the Afghan government out of negotiations with the Taliban, thus absenting any central authority in that sorry country once the U.S. pulled out.
Even worse, the Trump administration agreed — on the Afghan government’s unwilling behalf — to the release of 5,000 imprisoned Taliban fighters, whose antiAmerican enterprise then became the strongest ever. That came back to bite the U.S., especially its 13 murdered servicemembers.
Trump added that “Joe Biden has led us to the very brink of World War III.” Next line, my favorite: “They say Trump was right about everything.” And the next: “Well, I’m not predicting World War III, but I will say this: we’re very close and they’re only talking about nuclear weapons.” Say what? Only nuclear weapons?
Trump got one thing right, anyway: “There has never been a greater contrast between two successive administrations in all of American history.”
But Trump’s statement was mostly a pledge to run nothing but an altogether negative campaign. Aside from a few platitudes — “We will rescue our economy,” “We will prevent World War III from happening,” etc. — there was not one idea, not one policy, not one glimmer of joyfulness anywhere in it.
To wit: “I promise you this: when I stand on that debate stage and compare our records, it will be Radical Democrats’ worst nightmare because there’s never been a record as bad as they have.”
Notwithstanding Joe’s head-scratching disapproval ratings, I suspect that in future presidential rankings he’ll be placed somewhere in the “near great” category. His record of accomplishments — and in only one term — both foreign and domestic, is astounding. Particularly when you factor in all his headwinds. The only question is: Will he ably communicate that record to the electorate?